FAQ’s – Weddings

Weddings have always been our first love – we love everything about them. The glitz, the pomp, the celebration, the laughter, and most importantly, the love – to us, weddings are magic.

Our artistic approach to photography is based on several factors, including our passion for capturing candid, real moments, a love for colours and textures, and a keen eye for detail. Our style focuses on capturing dimension and emotion with the artistic use of light – it’s something we’re crazy passionate about and you’ll see it in our work as well.

Irrespective of the type of shoots we do, our style is chic and contemporary, with a touch of quirkiness. We discuss everything with our clients to make sure that everyone is happy and relaxed when the lights go on!

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STYLE

What type of photography do you do?

Our style of working is modern and photo-journalistic. We focus on capturing the emotions, moments, and the beautiful details of the day.

Do you offer Videography too?

Yes we do. Candid Kama is a full service studio. From photography, to videography, to wedding albums, to bespoke wall-art pieces for your home – you name it, we do it.

I need an all-female team for my wedding. Can you help with that?

Yes we can! Just let us know when you give us a call (or write to us), and we’ll make sure that your entire process, from the day of the wedding, to the post processing, to the final album design and production, is handled exclusively by an all-female team.

Do you take posed family images?

We do. We strongly believe in those family images, as they are records of your entire family at an important time in their history together. A few weeks before your wedding, we will send you a questionnaire that will cover questions like the specific details of the day, as well as a list of family groupings along with our recommendations to ensure the most efficiency in this process. When listing out the desired family groupings, please allow for 10 minutes per family grouping. While it does not take that long to photograph a single family formal image, family members are notorious for disappearing right before their group shot 🙂 and in our experience, the group formals tend to average out to about 10 minutes per group.

I’m a detail-loving bride. Tell me about your detail shots.

We LOVE shooting details! We believe that the unique details that brides spend months picking out for their wedding deserve their own stage, and we like to set aside some time during the day to focus exclusively on capturing these gorgeous elements of your wedding.

We usually recommend allocating about 4-5 minutes per detail to be photographed. Some details take a little longer to capture, and some take a shorter amount of time, but if you’re a detail-oriented bride, (you’ve come to the right place) and we definitely suggest carving out some time in your day to capture them.

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Do you edit the images before we see them?

Yes, we do. Every image that you receive has been individually light-and color corrected to achieve our specific style and tone.

How long does it take to get our images?

Online galleries are shared within six weeks of the wedding date. Upon final approval of album designs most albums are ready for delivery within four weeks.

How many images will we get?

We deliver every image we shoot. The only images we hold back are the ones where someone blinks in the shot, or if someone walks past the camera just as the shot was taken, and the repeats.

Do we get to keep the negatives?

We deliver the finalized high-resolution digital files to you, which are today’s equivalent of negatives. When the files are released to you, we will also provide you with detailed print instructions, to achieve the highest quality prints, should you want to re-produce these images. We do retain the copyright to the images and the right to use them for marketing, competition, professional review, and so on. Owning the rights to any and all creative work produced by the creator is a creative-industry standard.

Do we get the raw, unedited files?

We believe that an image isn’t finalized simply out of the camera. Processing a digital file is just as important as creating the image itself. Hence, we do not deliver or share the unedited files with anyone.

How can we benefit from your services?

Rather than just being photographers who show up on the day of your wedding, we think of ourselves as the couple’s photography consultants.

We’ve done so many weddings, that we’ve watched nearly every scenario that could occur at a wedding unfold very intimately. We know the peaks, the dips – we know how to turn a potentially wasteful two hours’ shoot, into a quick and breezy 20 minutes, and how to tackle the many mini-emergencies that couples have to face on their wedding day.

The best part is, all of the experience we gain from our weddings, goes to benefit of future clients – win, win!

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What is the online gallery?

The online gallery is a private, password protected section on our website where all of your wedding photographs will be placed online for you and your family and friends to view.

How does the album design process work?

Once we deliver the final images to your wedding, we bring the you back into our studio to take you through the album design process. Since we’ve done this so many times, we have a system in place that will help you easily and quickly pick the images that will go into your art-book. In our experience, this is what most couples find really hard, which is why we’ve designed a process to keep things quick and painless.

Do you do engagement sessions?

We do. We love these sessions! Its where we really get to know the couple, the couple gets to know us, and we all get to spend a fun afternoon with each other, while we capture some truly beautiful moments.

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YOUR BIG DAY

Can you hold the date for me?

We can hold the date, with a retainer and a signed contract. As we tend to receive several inquiries for similar dates, we accept bookings on a first come/first serve basis.

What is your payment schedule like?

A booking fee/deposit of 25% of the final amount is due to reserve your date. 50% is then due the week prior to your wedding, and the final 25% is due at the time we deliver your final images.

If we run overtime, will you stay?

Definitely. We have an overtime hourly rate that goes into effect with your approval should we need to continue coverage on the day. We will then bill you for those hours after your event.

What kind of equipment do you use? 

We use top of the line professional Nikon equipment and extensive backups.

Can our family and friends take pictures with their cameras? Will that bother you?

We totally understand that your wedding guests could also wish to capture details and moments from your wedding. We don’t mind this at all – all we request for is the priority to shoot moments, events, groupings, and details. As long as your paparazzi wedding guests don’t delay the tight schedule we have to stick to during your wedding day, we’re happy to have them do their thing in the background. There are some situations where we prefer to be completely alone with the couple – such as during the couple’s portrait session, as having friends and family along could be distracting and affect the end result, but overall, we’re very understanding of loving guests who’d like to capture you’ll the way they see you.

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DESTINATION WEDDINGS

Where do you live? Do you travel for Weddings?

We live in Dubai. We’ve shot weddings across the UAE and in India. We love traveling and are very open to shooting anywhere in the world 🙂

Get in touch with us!